Although China has more single men, it is the leftover" women who are stigmatized in the media, and endure more genetic and social pressure to get married than their male counterpart. This could partly be explained by conventional ideas about women's ideal age to get married According to the Chinese Association of Marriages and Relationships, the very best age for women to get married is 25 in a man's outlook. A survey by dating site Zhenai revealed that 50% of guys already believe a woman is 'leftover' when she is still single at that age. Casual Encounters in Concord NSW.
Why is it so hard for 'leftover women' to find a partner? Ironically, China has more single men than women. Since the implementation of the one-child policy in 1978, China has been dealing with a difference in girls and boys, because of traditional preferences for sons along with the prevalent occurrence of prohibited sex-selective abortions. In 2004, 121.2 sons were born for every 100 girls. This gender ratio imbalance has severe consequences for Chinese society. Presently, there are around 20 million more men under the age of thirty than women in the same age category, which might lead to 30-something-million eligible guys not being able to locate a bride in 2020. Statistically, this would indicate that women have no problem in locating a partner. But, problematically, the majority of China's 'left over women' live in urban areas and are at the 'high end' of the societal ladder (comparatively high income and education), whereas nearly all the so called ' remaining guys ' are based in rural areas and are at the 'lower end' (lower income and education). Since Chinese women traditionally prefer to marry 'upwards' in terms of age, income and education, and the men generally marry 'down', these guys as well as women find themselves at the incorrect ends of the ladder.
Why are you not married yet?" is a question many single women get to hear on a regular basis. Notably during family gatherings, like Chinese New Year , single ladies recurringly have to listen to their parent's plea to locate a boyfriend and get married. Girls who are still single at the age of 27 are often labelled as ' leftover women ', a derogatory term for single women that's been hyped in the media for a long time. Their parents' pleas aren't in vain: after the Chinese New Year, there's a 40% increase in blind dates. These assemblies are generally organized by the parents themselves, who attend public matchmaking events where they hunt for suitable partners for their single sons or daughters. Some public parks, including the Shanghai People's Park, even have a 'blind dating corner', where parents walk around with an image of their child and also a handwritten paper with what requirements a potential partner should match.
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I've never done online dating, and frankly I'm not prepared to jump into the fray. But even if I were, it only looks a little too strange to be lining up dates as part of my occupation. Yeah, yeah, I know Gloria Steinem went undercover as a Playboy Bunny back in the day, and then wrote about it. But personally I do not want to waste time meeting men who ...love taking long walks on the beach...or to the liquor store..." all for the benefit of a joke. I find lots of comedy in regular life without going to extremes, thank you very much.
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